Most brick walls are larger than 6-foot, 155 pounds. But goalkeeper Dalton Mudd regularly draws comparisons to one from his Center Grove boys soccer teammates and coaches.
In his three years as a starter, Mudd has 24 shutouts and more than 120 saves.
Trojans coach Phil Orlando said the senior has been a major factor behind Class 2A No. 13 Center Grove’s two most recent sectional titles and 9-1-1 record this season.
“Since he’s come into the program, he has been top-notch,” Orlando said. “And this year, he’s having his best season yet. I think he’s going to be an all-state first-team member, myself.
“I think he’s the best goalkeeper in the state, bar none. He’s that good.”
Orlando, who has coached Center Grove for 14 seasons, said he would compare Mudd’s talent between the posts to that of 2002 graduate Drew Deffner, who went on to play NCAA Division I soccer at IUPUI.